[Gilsemans, Isaac] :Aldus vertoont zich het Drie Koningen Eyland, als gy het aen de Noort west Zyde op 40 Vaedemen van uw heeft. F. Ottens fec. direxit. [Amsterdam, 1726]

[Gilsemans, Isaac] :Aldus vertoont zich het Drie Koningen Eyland, als gy het aen de Noort west Zyde op 40 Vaedemen van uw heeft. F. Ottens fec. direxit. [Amsterdam, 1726]
Date
1642 - 1726
By
Gilsemans, Isaack, 1606?-1646; Ottens, Frederik, active 1720s
Ref
PUBL-0105-004
Description
Abel Tasman's ships the Zeehaen and the Heemskerck, close to Three Kings Islands, with two Maori men outlined against the skyline. Engraved by Frederik Ottens from drawings (now in the Dutch National Archives in den Haag) by Isaac Gilsemans, made on Tasman's voyage to New Zealand in December 1642. This view, with its apparently large figures of Maori outlined against the sky, compared with the reduced size of Tasman's ships in the foreground, is thought to have given rise to the European belief that Maori were giants. Other Titles - Thus appears the Three Kings Island from the north west side, as you are at 40 fathoms Extended Title - From Valentyn, F. Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien ... (Amsterdam, 1725). Vol. 3 Part 2 opp. p. 52, bottom half of page. Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s). Physical Description: Engraving, 145 x 165 mm
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 b&w art print(s), Works of art, Albums, Engraving, 145 x 165 mm
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